Sunday, September 30, 2007


3 photo sketch
As the holidays approach it gets more difficult to find time to scrap.. all the more reason to grab one of our quick sketches and whip out a page of that magical moment..
why wait for the moment!! Have you seen the gorgeous papers headed our way in the gallery.. Michele gave us a sneak peek to the next round of kit!!! Order one and keep this sketch handy while you work your magic..
take this design to the next level by...
making a monochromatic layout, tearing the edges, curving the corners...
have fun and don't forget to share your work in our gallery..

**digi gals** we will have a template up soon for you in our site for you to download and play with the design!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

SOS - its STASH friday!

Everyone go through your stashes this weekend and join in the SOS Challege over in Shaker Box forums. BEADS, JUTE, and TRANSPARENCY! Lets see what we can come up with using one of more of the items. I just went through my stash to purge and found way to much of these things that have been feeling a little left out - so i going to use some of it up!

Also - Michele has put up some sneak peaks for the October kit Club and they are looking YUMMY. She has done a great job putting together the kit for next month and I can't wait to get my hands on it - lets just say PAINTABLE papers from PRIMA. That right there is worth getting your kit and having all the goodies that go along with it. Here are the peaks:

Have a great weekend - and don't forget to come visit the forums and join in the fun over at The Shaker Box .

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Inspire Me! Thursday

Today is "Inspire Me!" challenge day where we find inspiration from one of the millions of scrappers out there. This is a great challenge that you can do whether you are a paper or digi scrapper!!

This week I chose to lift a UK scrapper, Jakey. She's got her own style, and I really love what she produces!! Come on over to The Shaker Box Challenge forum and try it out!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Don't Forget Digital!

More digital products coming SOON to the online store at The Shaker Box (including a fun charity collaboration kit)!

The Wednesday Do-it Digi challenge this week is using a text overlay. Come check it out and play along!

Come see the excitement!!!

The October Kit SNEAK Peek is up.....what a gorgeous kit Michele has put together for October! Can't wait to see what the Kit DT gals come up with!

There are some GREAT challenges going on right now...check out the MENU and MEGA challenges! It's never too late to join....and be on the lookout around the 1st of the month for new monthly challenges!!!! They are GREAT motivation to get those cards/pages done.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday-Greetings from the Heart

Good Morning! Another bright sunny day here in Texas, Fall arrived yesterday but we have another very warm day on tap. No rain in sight and we could use a good shower.

Check out todays Greetings from the Heart creative card sketch. It is a fun one with circle, arrows and a sentiment. While there check out all the wonderful weekend postings in our Gallery and catch up with all the happenings in the forums. Give this sketch a try and upload to the Shaker Gallery so we all can enjoy it.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Birdhouse Class coming soon!

I have had this birdhouse in my altered stash crate for so long waiting for the right papers to come along. I absolutely loved the papers in this new kit.. there is so much to see in them... so many possibilities..
I hope you stay tuned to see the upcoming dates on the supply list and class date.
So get your kits now and get a small birdhouse and I will walk you through the steps of creating this to place in your gift closet, on top of your scrappy desk or anywhere for a bright spot!!
Leave a note and let me know how interested you are in future altered classes :)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday's challenge

Friday's challenge at the Shakerbox is a Limited Supplies Challenge. Digi scrappers are welcome to join in too.

For this week, I am challenging you to use a tool on a layout or card that you haven't use in 3 months. Here is my example:

It has been about 3 months since I used the scalloped punch. This card also uses some of my scraps from the September Kit. If you take the challenge, post what you have created in our gallery, I'd love to see what you came up with.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Shaker Kit Club Versatility

Happy Thursday! I'm so excited about the Shaker Kit Club and love the mix of having both digital and traditional elements available to me. Have you had a chance to see what is in the September Kit Club gallery yet? Here's one:

100% created by Shaui
Kits used:
School Days by Verna Grant
School Days Add-On by Verna Grant
FeiFei's Stuff by Shaui

There is also a freebie available for download:

Come and join our Challenges!

The Shaker Box is full of challenges for all scrappers!! I just posted the Inspire Me! Challenge where we scraplift!! There are different challenges throughout the week...come and check them out. You are SURE to find some inpiration! Here is the link to the Challenges Board!

Not Just for Traditional Scrappers

If you are a hybrid or digital scrapbooker, be sure NOT TO OVERLOOK The Shaker Box! You'll find a challenge there nearly every day and most of them work for all types of scrappers. There is even a "Do-it Digi" challenge every Wednesday! Each month there is a new digital sponsor for whom our Creative Team designs layouts that you'll find in the gallery. We've got some digital designers on board and our new monthly kits feature digital add-ons. We are a friendly group and there are lots of exciting things happening here. I hope to see YOU at The Shaker Box.

By the way - you are sure to get feedback on every layout that you post in the gallery at The Shaker Box!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Inspiration Alley

Here is the big reveal for just some of the inspiring works our Kit Design Team as come up with for the September scrappy kit!!

Enjoy!! Don't forget to visit our DT gallery here for more layout ideas.

New Shaker Kits Shipping Now!

We would like to announce something VERY exciting happening at the Shaker! We have started the official Shaker Box Kit Club!!!!

September Kit Featuring Daisyd's!! Ships Sept. 15th!!
This kit club is like no other! It is JAM-packed with lots of yummy scrappy supplies to please the paper, digital and hybrid scrapper. At such a great price it can't be missed.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase a perfectly coordinating digital kit to showcase your art!! How sweet is that???

How can we offer such a tremendous deal? It's simple. Since I'm also a web developer and graphic designer, I dont' have the overhead that most other sites do. So I can pass that extra savings on to YOU!!!
Be inspired by our very talented Kit Design Team!!
Get yours before they are gone! Visit our store here for more details!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Brand New Blog!!!

This is a brand new blog for the Shaker Box! Please come back soon as we are in the middle of updating and getting it organized!!!

We have some exciting things planned so check back often!